How I Freed My Husband from Jail: A Memoir
In 2010, Karen Patterson’s life is turned upside down. The Canadian is living in Beijing, China, with her family when her husband, Chinese artist Wu Yuren, disappears. Wu, along with other artists, had been protesting the People’s Republic of China’s lack of regard for human rights. During Karen’s search for her husband, she discovers that he has been beaten and is now illegally incarcerated. This book, TAKING ON CHINA: How I Freed My Husband from Jail, is about Karen’s fight to release Wu from the clutches of the mighty Chinese government. Along the way, she realizes Wu Yuren’s story is only one out of millions.
Publisher: Family Lines
Michael Bristow, Asia-Pacific editor, BBC World Service wrote:
The author's courage, unwavering loyalty, fierce intelligence, and fearless determination shine through through the pages of her book.
Gillian Steward, columnist, Toronto Star wrote:
...not just about the pain experienced by one family, but a window into a country where freedom is no one's right.
Peter Simpson, freelance editor/journalist wrote:
This story is more than inspiring. It's a heartfelt call to action, proof that even in China one person's relentless pursuit of justice can make a difference.
Mark MacKinnon, Senior International Correspondent, The Globe and Mail wrote:
This book shines a light on the plight of thousands of Chinese who take on the authorities in the name of justice and human rights.
Karen Patterson’s story is one of bravery and resistance, a one-woman struggle against the repressive and Orwellian Chinese state.